Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 21, 2015
Today I thought I would give everyone who is scrambling at the last-minute a few suggestions for Father’s Day with the same list of ten spirits which I posted on my refrigerator for my wife and kids. Every item on my list is considered by myself to be a top-notch spirit, however each is available in my local market for less than 100 bucks. That may seem a high watermark for some, but I have three kids and they can chip in together.
Any gift from his list would make any reasonable Dad happy:
1) Dictador XO Insolent Rum
2) Ron Millonario XO Reserva Especial Rum
3) El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve Rum
4) Booker’s True Barrel Bourbon
5) Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt
6) Gibson’s Finest Rare 18 Year Old
7) Wyborowa Exquisite (Wodka)
8) Botanist Islay Dry Gin
9) Corzo Reposado Tequila
10) H by Hine Fine Champagne Cognac (VSOP)
Graham’s Six Grapes
I realize that not everyone can or would want to spend 100 bucks. If you are more budget conscious, then here is a list of ten great budget priced spirits which would still make any Dad happy (including me):
1) Bacardi 8 Yr Old Rum
2) Appleton Estate Extra Old 12 Year
3) Diplomático Añejo
4) Ninety “Decades of Richness” 20 Year Old Canadian Rye Whisky
5) Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey
6) Alberta Springs Canadian Whisky
7) Highwood Premium Vodka
8) Broker’s Premium London Dry Gin (40 %ABV)
9) Herencia de Plata (Reposado)
10) W & J Graham’s “Six Grapes” Reserve Port
The two lists are in no particular order, but I have tried to include a good range of spirit types with the emphasis on Rum of course. Hopefully this helps someone, if not for Father’s Day, then maybe for your own personal shopping.
Posted in Extras | Tagged: Bourbon, Cognac, Father's Day, Gin, Port Wine, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky | 1 Comment »
Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 15, 2012
Yesterday I shared a few of my rum experiences which were, let me say, less than enjoyable. The list was meant to help you avoid similar pitfalls in your search for a suitable rum to buy Dad for Father’s Day. Today, I think it is only fair, that I also list a few of the whisky decisions I have regretted as well. The list I came up with, isn’t really a list of horrible whiskies that left me gasping (although a couple are). It is more of a list of whiskies which in some way tainted my enjoyment such that I kind of wished I had never succumbed to their charm in the bottle.
They made me run to them, and then they made me run from them, kind of like that Gloria Jones song covered by Soft Cell:
These are my regrets, and I publish this list in hopes that I can help you avoid a regret or two this Father’s Day. (Just for the fun of it, I think I will count them down in reverse order starting with a few minor regrets, working my way to my biggest whisky regret.)
Happy Father’s Day Everyone!
Posted in American Whiskey, Canadian Whisky, Howls, Irish Whskey, Japanese Whisky, Scotch Whisky, Whisk(e)y | Tagged: American Whiskey, Canadian Whisky, Father's Day, Irish Whiskey, Scotch Whisky, Whisky, Whisky Review | Comments Off on For Father’s Day – Avoiding my 10 Whisky Regrets
Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 14, 2012
Earlier this week I gave everyone a few recommendations for their Father’s Day purchases; I thought it only fair that I also list a few of the rum purchase decisions you should avoid. This is a list of sugar-cane based spirits which will help to empty your wallet, but will leave your Dad scratching his head in bewilderment. I have posted this list before, and it proved to be somewhat controversial. It seems that some of my choices are actually well-loved by some of my readers. If I have slighted one of your favourites please chime in with a comment to defend your rum of choice. But, having said that, I must confess, that these are anything but my rums of choice. These are my regrets, and I publish this list in hopes that I can help you avoid a regret or two this Father’s Day.
And so without further ado, here are…the Ten Rums you should avoid.
Here is the video that inspired the original posting…..
Posted in Dark Rums, Flavouerd Rums, Howls, Rum, Rum Reviews, Spiced Rum | Tagged: Father's Day, Rum | Comments Off on For Father’s Day – Ten Rums You Should Avoid
Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 12, 2012
Yesterday I posted a great list of budget-priced Canadian Whiskies suitable for Father’s Day. Today, I am posting a similar list, for those who would prefer rum over whisky. Again, the list is qualified as being only those rums which can be found for under $30.00 in my locale, and those which I personally would love to receive as a Father’s Day Gift.
And so in no particular order, I give you my list of 12 great budget priced rums suitable for Father’s Day. Beside each rum is the approximate price here in Edmonton.
(You may click each selection to read my reviews of each particular rum if you wish.)
Screech (Famous Newfoundland Screech Rum) ($22.99)
Appleton Estate Reserve ($29.95)
El Dorado 5 Yr Cask Aged Rum ($29.95)
Lemon Hart 151 Demerara Rum ($24.95)
Flor de Caña Grand Reserve 7 Year Old ($29.95)
Bermudez Ron Viejo Blanco ($24.95)
Mount Gay Eclipse (Gold) ($24.95)
Diplomático Añejo ($27.99)
Amrut Old Port Deluxe ($24.95)
Angostura Royal Oak ($22.95)
3 Barrel Aged Rum (Travellers) ($29.95)
El Dorado 3 Year Cask Aged Demerara Rum ($28.95)
Cheers and Happy Father’s Day!
Posted in Dark Rums, Howls, Rum, Rum Reviews, White Rums | Tagged: Dark Rum, Father's Day, Rum, Rum Review, White Rum | 3 Comments »
Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 11, 2012
My wife asked me the other day which whisky I would like for Father’s Day. I thought about it for a few moments, and I decided that rather than giving her only one choice, I would give her a list of Canadian Whiskies to choose from. I decided this list should be easy on her wallet, but just as important, each whisky on the list would be one which I would be happy to receive.
The list I cam up with was a selection of twelve budget-priced Canadian Whiskies, all of which are under thirty dollars in my locale, Receiving any whisky from this selection as a father’s day gift, will suit me just fine.
And so in no particular order, I give you my list of 12 great budget priced Canadian Whiskies for Father’s Day. Beside each whisky is the approximate price here in Edmonton.
(You may click each selection to read my reviews of each particular whisky if you wish.)
Centennial 10 Year Old Canadian Rye Whisky ($25.95)
Black Velvet Deluxe ($20.95)
Alberta Springs Canadian Whisky ($22.50)
Highwood Canadian Rye Whisky ($19.95)
Wiser’s Small Batch ($25.95)
Gibson’s Finest Sterling Whisky ($24.95)
Century Reserve 21 Year Old ($29.95)
Potters Special Old Rye Whisky ($19.95)
Wiser’s De Luxe ($29.95)
Gibson’s Finest 12 Year Old ($29.95)
Schenley OFC Canadian Whisky ($20.95)
Hiram Walker Special Old ($23.00)
Cheers and Happy Father’s Day!
Posted in Canadian Whisky, Howls, Whisk(e)y, Whisk(e)y Review | Tagged: Canadian Whisky, Father's Day, Whisky, Whisky Review | 3 Comments »